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The Ultimate BC Football Game (Old Guy Edition) - 1970-99: Joe Yukica Semi-final #2: #5 Penn State - 1983 vs #12 Clemson - 1983

Our 2nd Joe Yukica semi final pits two games from the same football season, the 1983 thrashing at Alumni of Clemson and the program's first ever win against Penn State at Sullivan Stadium. Check the Ultimate BC Football Game (Old Guy Edition) for details.

Voting on this game closes at 11:55 PM on July 14.

The winner of this contest will meet the 1976 Texas game in the Yukica Final. That game routed the 1993 Syracuse game by 88% to 12%...so still nothing close.

Up next the first Dan Henning/Ed Chlebek Semi-final between #3 1984 Alabama and #14 1994 Kansas State.

One of the things I would like people to start thinking about as we work our way through this, is where the games of 2000-2011 should fall on an overall list. I am reviewing those now and am starting to slot some of the better games. Curious if there are any comments on which games should be considered for that top 16 list from 1970-2011...let me know. While I think looking at 32 games over the past decade and a couple of years is a big stretch, there are definitely at least a handful of games worthy on being the best of the past 40 years.

Interesting that we looked at BC from 1970-99 and found out the Eagles were 1-11 against top 5 teams over that 30 year period. Perhaps strangely, perhaps not, BC is just 1-8 vs the Top 5 since 2000. So while the opportunities have been more frequent, the success rate is just about the same. Happily though, the Eagles are 2-0 in such games vs Notre Dame!

Since 2000 BC vs Top 5 (1-8)

L vs #4 Virginia Tech - 2000

L vs #2 Miami - 2000

L vs #1 Miami - 2001

L vs #1 Miami - 2002

L vs #4 Virginia Tech - 2002

W vs #4 Notre Dame - 2002

L vs #2 Miami - 2003

L vs #3 Virginia Tech - 2005

L vs #5 Virginia Tech - 2009

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